From Wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mkate
Wouldn't this be logical if it read "wanataka mkate"? Because "wanaomba mkate" should be like "they are asking for bread"
Yeahh think both "would like" and "ask for" works here.
let them eat cake, etc etc
Can kuomba be used for "to order", as in "they order bread"?
Yes, it can be used to order for something. It is common and the polite way to order for something. It literally means to beg but is widely used by native speakers in Tanzania to ask or order for somehing.
Kuomba is used for " asking for" in other examples. Why not here?